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Character Spotlight: October “Toby” Daye

October 31st, 2016 Kristie Posted in Discussion Comments Off on Character Spotlight: October “Toby” Daye

Happy Halloween everyone! Over the past week, we have been honored to review the entire October “Toby” Daye series by Seanan McGuire. With each review, we have given away a copy of the book that has been reviewed. If you have missed a day of the review/giveaway. I have linked to all the giveaways and reviews below the Character Spotlight of October Daye! Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a signed Seanan McGuire map from the series! Enter here.


NAME: October Daye

AGE: 70 something looks 20 something

Parents: Amandine and Jonathan Daye

Type of Fae: Daoine Sidhe

JOB: Cashier, PI, Knight Errant

Favorites: Coffee and Wit

October Daye is the focus of a series by the same name. Her 1st book is Rosemary and Rue, she is a spunky PI who has recently changed back from a fish. She is trying to get back on her feet again after spending 14 years as fish, she is mostly ignoring old friends and dealing with the grief of losing her human family. October is loyal and loving, also a bit of a mess up, but all in all a stand up Changeling.

As a Changeling, October is a bit of an enigma. In this fae world, Changelings as seen as nothing. They are basically expendable servants. They can’t hold rank or holdings but October is a Knight of Lost Words. She is the only Changeling that has been named a Knight. She owes her allegiance to the Duke of Shadowed Hills. October doesn’t like the way Changelings have been treated and tries to change the fae opinion of Changelings. As the story progresses, Toby learns that her heritage may not be what she has been led to believe.



Rosemary and Rue Giveaway

Rosemary and Rue Review


A Local Habitation Giveaway

A Local Habitation Review


An Artificial Night Giveaway

An Artificial Night Review


Late Eclipses Giveaway

Late Eclipses Review


One Salt Sea Giveaway

One Salt Sea Review


Ashes of Honor Giveaway

Ashes of Honor Review


Chimes at Midnight Giveaway

Chimes at Midnight Review


The Winter Long Giveaway

The Winter Long Review


A Red-Rose Chain Giveaway

A Red-Rose Chain Review


Once Broken Faith Giveaway

Once Broken Faith Review


Seanan McGuireAbout Seanan:

Hi! I’m Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I’m also Mira Grant (, author of Feedand Deadline.

Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).

You can visit Seanan around the web here: Website | BlogFacebookTwitter

Want to read more from Seanan McGuire?

Rosemary and Rue A Local Habitation An Artificial Night Late Eclipses One Salt Sea Ashes of Honor Chimes at MidnightFull of Briars (October Day...The Winter Long (October Da...A Red-Rose Chain (October D...Once Broken Faith (October ...Discount Armageddon Midnight Blue-Light Special Half-Off Ragnarok Pocket Apocalypse Chaos ChoreographyEvery Heart a Doorway Down Among the Sticks and B...Indexing ReflectionsSparrow Hill RoadVelveteen vs. The Junior Su... Velveteen vs. The Multiverse Velveteen vs. The Seasons



Available September 6, 2016 from DAW/Penguin

About this Book:

Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.

Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.

Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.

As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save.

Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.

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Announcement: Remade (A Unique YA Serial Experience)

September 12th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Discussion, New Releases, Publishing News Comments Off on Announcement: Remade (A Unique YA Serial Experience)


There is an exciting new publishing start up called Serial Box – which publishes serials! Every week you get a new episode of hot fresh fiction delivered straight to your phone. Just like with TV their episodes are team written and take just about 40 minutes to read so you can get your fix and keep on moving. They also release simultaneously in audio and makes it easy to toggle back and forth with their shiny app, because they’re cool like that!

One of their upcoming serials is called ReMade! It is Serial Box’s first YA serial. It’s a mashup of Contemporary YA and Sci-Fi dystopia that has authors the likes of Kiersten White and Gwenda Bond in the writers room. And it starts September 14th! The first episode is currently available for free at their website! The first installment of ReMade will be available September 14, 2016 with a new episode releasing every Wednesday until the season finale in December!

For more about ReMade:

You live. You love. You die.

Now RUN.


Every minute, 108 people die. On October 14th, 2016, from 9:31-9:32 p.m. EDT, 23 of those deaths will be teenagers. Now they are humanity’s last hope for survival. Awakened in a world they barely recognize and hunted by mechanical horrors, these teens search for answers amidst the ruins of civilization. Fate, love, and loyalty face off in this adrenaline -pumping YA adventure.

The serial will unfold across 15 episodes and is team written by Matthew Cody, Carrie Harris, E. C. Myers, Andrea Phillips, Gwenda Bond, and Kiersten White.


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Discussion: Are you a #bookstagrammer???

May 14th, 2016 Bridget Posted in Discussion Comments Off on Discussion: Are you a #bookstagrammer???

One of my new favorite things in social media is Instagram!!!! I have recently realized that I really enjoy taking photos and what could be better then taking photos of one of the things I love most! This started as small obsession of me taking tons of bookish photos and posting them all on Instagram here!!! I also have discovered some other amazing #bookstarammers as well!!! Some of my favorites are @myfriendsarefiction, @bookiemoji, @katiesbookblog and @bookaddictsguide, so if you are on Instagram and you don’t follow these ladies you need to because they have beautiful photos! If your not on Instagram you really need to join! Here are some of my favorite photos that you have missed by not following us!!


If you like our photos make sure you are following us on Instagram here!!!

I have discovered so many new amazing books this way and it is so much to fun to see how creative people can be with photos! I feel like people can capture a book in a way that inspires me to want to read it even more! Who are some of your favorite people to follow on Instagram??? Tell me in the comments. I am always looking for more people to follow and interact with!!!


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Urban Fantasy Series Discussion Vote! (Final Round)

July 27th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Discussion 4 Comments »

In September, we are going to try something new with an Urban Fantasy Discussion! We have narrowed down the choices between the Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells or the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger! It is such a hard decision for us, if you could please help us by narrowing down the vote and pick which series we will discuss in September. Post your vote in the comments! Thanks! :D

Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless

Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild The Mage in Black Green-Eyed Demon Silver-Tongued Devil Blue-Blooded Vamp


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Urban Fantasy Series Discussion Vote! (Round 1)

July 9th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Discussion 10 Comments »

At Dark Faerie Tales we have an affinity for urban fantasy series.  We want to switch things up a bit and let you vote on our next series read. Roxanne, Steph and Kristie will lead a discussion/review of that series one title at a time. For this initial discussion, we are limiting this to series that are under 6 books and series that we mostly have not reviewed. We are having a hard time narrowing this down and we would love your help! Reply in the comments below which series you would like to see us review. Pick your top two choices! Also, feel free to let us know if there is another series you would like us to consider in the future.

There are so many to choose from that we will most likely have two rounds of votes to narrow it down! In September, we will unveil which series was chosen with our first discussion. Thank you all for your help!

Corine Soloman Series by Ann Aguirre

Blue Diablo Hell Fire Shady Lady Devil's Punch Agave Kiss

Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless

Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey

Dark Currents Autumn Bones Poison Fruit

Nikki Glass Series by Jenna Black

Dark Descendant Deadly Descendant Rogue Descendant

Shadows Inquiries by Lyn Benedict

Sins & Shadows Ghosts & Echoes Gods & Monsters Lies & Omens

Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild The Mage in Black Green-Eyed Demon Silver-Tongued Devil Blue-Blooded Vamp

White Trash Zombie Series by Diana Rowland

My Life as a White Trash Zo... Even White Trash Zombies Ge... White Trash Zombie Apocalypse How the White Trash Zombie ...

Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Unholy Ghosts Unholy Magic City of Ghosts Sacrificial Magic Chasing Magic Five Down

House Immortal by Devon Monk

House Immortal Infinity Bell Crucible Zero Series by Suzanne McLeod

 The Sweet Scent of Blood The Cold Kiss of Death The Bitter Seed of Magic The Shifting Price of Prey The Hidden Rune Of Iron

Vote for your choice in the comments below! Thanks!


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